A personal message from Chuck Palahniuk for anyone attending the DOOMED ‘Adult Bedtime Stories’ tour this October:
Chuck Sez: The First Rule of the ‘Doomed’ Tour is You Wear Your Favorite Pajamas. Gummy Flannel Bathrobes ala Tyler Durden? Baby Dolls? Flannel or silk? Wear it. Fuzzy slippers? Teddy Bears? Bring them!
The Second Rule of the ‘Doomed’ Tour is You Must Wear Your Favorite Pajamas. I will. Join me in my foolishness.
Find all the tour dates for DOOMED here: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/author/tour
The Third Rule is to Stay Tuned for More Rules to Come. This is Chuck P, over and out.
Doubleday is running a design contest for stickers for DOOMED. They need three designs, ideally very different in look. Please take a few minutes to score the 10 finalists and leave comments.
In a few weeks time we will be unveiling a totally revamped version of the official fan site www.chuckpalahniuk.net. This is a long time coming and we’re pretty damn excited about it. Not only is the site getting restructured with more features, but we’re also doing a total overhaul of the design.
As part of this re-design, we want to feature a number of great header images of Chuck on a rotation— and we need your help to do it!
So if you have a great photo of Chuck taken while he was on one of his many tours over the years, we want to see it!
Here are some guidelines:
1. Be picky. We don’t want a zip file of every out of focus shot you took of Chuck from the audience. The pic should be clear, in focus, and nicely framed. (try to picture it on the header of our site).
2. The image should have Chuck in it, preferably with his face showing. (example above)
3. The image needs to be at least 1600 wide (larger is preferred though).
Try to only send the best of the best please. Going through all of these is going to be a lot of work, so be VERY picky with what you send.
Photos should be sent to: email@example.com.
If we like one in particular, we’ll email you back with more details.
In Italy, ‘Snuff’ has a very different title.
Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs
by Chuck Palahniuk
In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.
From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you love to use.
The list should also include: Loves and Hates.
And it should include: Is and Has, but we’ll get to those, later.
Until some time around Christmas, you can’t write: Kenny wondered if Monica didn’t like him going out at night…” Instead, you’ll have to Un-pack that to something like: “The mornings after Kenny had stayed out, beyond the last bus, until he’d had to bum a ride or pay for a cab and got home to find Monica faking sleep, faking because she never slept that quiet, those mornings, she’d only put her own cup of coffee in the microwave. Never his.”
Read the full essay here:
[Photo by Rob W. Hart]
Chuck’s next novel Doomed isn’t out until October 8th. But information about the tour that will accompany it is starting to spill out. Here are details on Chuck’s one east coast stop in Baltimore:
- The event will be held at the Pratt Library in Baltimore on Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm
- No signing at the event
- Tickets are $25 and include a pre-signed copy of DOOMED
- This is Chuck’s only East Coast stop on tour – here is the link http://www.prattlibrary.org/doomed/
So if you live anywhere near Maryland, race over to that link now to reserve your seats, before they’re all gone.
You can find the rest of the DOOMED tour dates here, though keep in mind that we’re still waiting on a lot of details for each event. So keep an eye out here and for our Twitter and Facebook, as we’ll post more info once we get it.
Dante Alighieri, watch your back; Chuck is gaining on you.
To honor this feat, Doubleday is giving away 25 advance copies of DOOMED, the continuation of the afterlife adventures begun in Damned.
Just follow the link, enter your info and 25 lucky winners will be picked at random. All we ask in return is that the fortunate 25 read the book and rave about it wherever they do their socializing. The deadline for entries is midnight ET, Friday, August 9. US residents only, please.
Ready, set, enter and abandon all hope.